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This photo took a bit a effort last night...

I was still at work and thought I might quickly race home for the sunset as I heard there were a couple of fires yesterday. The whole way home I could see the beautiful red sun through the smoke, going down every metre I drove Sad

Anyway got home, grabbed my camera and ran to the beach and this is one of only two photos I got before the sun disappeared Sad

Hope you like it...

All comments welcome Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:jpg
Title:Smokey Sunset
Username:freckles freckles
Uploaded:18 Nov 2005 - 1:07 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 - 1:11 AM

excellent shot-very-well done indeed-click-

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martinproe
18 Nov 2005 - 1:32 AM

Beutiful colours in this Andrea. Wonderful image.

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 - 5:44 AM

It's gorgeous Andrea, well caught!

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angelamary
18 Nov 2005 - 6:34 AM

Amazing shot, lovely colours. Well caught.

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wyvern
wyvern  8 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 - 6:40 AM

Hey, it looks just fine - no need to worry. With it being so low, it's only enhanced the fiery redness.

I might have tried zooming in/using a zoom lens a little on the sun though, just to get it to fill more of the picture.

Still, a lovely image Smile

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mike_english
18 Nov 2005 - 7:25 AM

Even after the sun has set the light can be brilliant. twilight is my favourite time of day right before and right after the sun has risen or set you can get the best lighting effects. Another thing i have noticed is when the sun is setting always look behind you - you never know what is being lit up. Sometimes the best pictures can be just behind you!!

netherless...i do like this shot there's something about it that draws me to it but i cant think what...i'll just go with the "it looks good" comment!

thanks, mikee*

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
18 Nov 2005 - 7:55 AM

Lovely shot.
Dot

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Phillip_Minnis
18 Nov 2005 - 12:37 PM

A beautiful image - great colours - a delight to view!

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freckles
freckles  8
18 Nov 2005 - 7:46 PM

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments...

I do agree, you can get some beautiful shots just after the sun goes down, and I did get a couple that night too (as I was already late to met for dinner though, I didn't stay long). The sun was just amazing in the sky Thursday night. I will be sure to turn around next time and look around.

Thank you again for your help and comments again Smile

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jeffa
jeffa  832 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Nov 2005 - 12:38 AM

Super shot. The small glowing sun gives a sense of distance and lonliness to the scene. Good shot - welcome to epz
Jeff

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
19 Nov 2005 - 3:48 AM

Like the colours well done.

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bradpete
bradpete  9 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2005 - 5:46 AM

Another great picture Andrea, sometimes you can get a great pic when you do it in a hurry, lovely colours, and perfect position, well done, click,
Peter

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oscar
oscar  10
19 Nov 2005 - 5:56 AM

Stunning shot, you obviously have a good eye for an image, this is very good, welcome to EPZ.

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oldham
oldham  10198 forum posts England
19 Nov 2005 - 12:44 PM

Stunning well worth the effort welcome to the site Gordon

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Saderi
Saderi  9 Malaysia
19 Nov 2005 - 8:59 PM

Beautiful scenery comes from beautiful people...Smile Welcome to EPZ
Saiful

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MikeA
MikeA  91135 forum posts England
20 Nov 2005 - 7:06 AM

Lovely colours and textures.

MikeA.

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Gavin
Gavin  9
20 Nov 2005 - 8:35 AM

A beautiful capture!

Gavin

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Cristian
Cristian  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2005 - 9:26 AM

Great sunset shot.

(click no.29 - Hopefully an "RC" will appear soon!)

Cristian

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
20 Nov 2005 - 10:23 AM

Andrea it's a beauty and the RC in on me, great detail on a beautiful composition. Stunning sun set! Deserves 30 more!!

stay well!
tonymarq

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Vivian
Vivian  8
20 Nov 2005 - 11:58 AM

nice one,
lovely for my holyday next jear, vivian

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pamnew1
pamnew1  9
20 Nov 2005 - 12:58 PM

Brilliant! Well done

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10424 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2005 - 6:36 PM

Hi Freckles. Caught the sun just at the right moment. Great colours. Well taken. click. John

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terry_cavner
20 Nov 2005 - 8:31 PM

Yeah you done real well here.....worth the effort

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owp  9168 forum posts
21 Nov 2005 - 3:08 AM

. . Hi Andrea . . great looking beach and the sun just about right . . . thanks for your recent comments . . .

How was London? cold & wet by comparison no doubt? LOL Smile

Mike.W

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2005 - 6:33 AM

Love that sunset, the horizon is so deep and rich in color, nice work indeed! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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freckles
freckles  8
21 Nov 2005 - 6:48 AM

Thank you again everyone for you lovely comments.

Mike.W - believe it or not, the month I was over there (Ireland for 5 days, France for 3 and the rest in London) all weather was beautiful except for 2 or three in London! I even got sun burnt in Ireland hehe. I thought it was rain rain rain there... but no; someone loved me enough to give me a beautiful holiday!

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Snapper_T
Snapper_T  10848 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 - 11:49 PM

Lovelly shot Andrea, has a mystically wuality to it. I would suggest maybe including the either the rock on the left or right for some foreground interest and even try a low viewpoint or portrait composition.

Still, I'd prefer to be on that beech than in the cold and frost.

You've some really good shots in you p/folio too.

Trev

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TonyA  9 Spain
22 Nov 2005 - 5:57 AM

Beautiful sunset like the way the sun illuminates the receding water on the beach.

Antonio

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Billies  9 Ireland
22 Nov 2005 - 6:46 AM

Glorious especially in large + F11.
Bill

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StrayCat  1014217 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2005 - 4:42 PM

This is a beautiful shot Andrea, timing is everything in photography.
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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
22 Nov 2005 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful Andrea, the setting and the warm sunshine tones combine to make this a quality exposure.
Doug.

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PatrickSmith
23 Nov 2005 - 11:28 AM

Yes, I like it too. Fires can make the best sunsets. We have a lot of them near the end of the dry season in California.
Patrick

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georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
28 Nov 2005 - 11:46 PM

Just in time!! Lovely shot.
Georg

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2005 - 12:57 AM

Nicely taken Andrea, well done. PAul

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